Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Love to Stipple!

I was originally going to use a panto, but when I looked at this quilt again, I saw that there were places that were a bit stretched out (you can see them in the picture). If you have ever tried to quilt a quilt with these type of spots in them, you know things can disintergrate into lots of tucks and need for "frogging". I decided then that I would do my favorite quilting pattern--stippling! I honestly haven't seen a quilt that didn't look nice with a stipple pattern. Often it allows the pattern/fabric to take the lead....plus at the front of the machine, you have a lot more control, and can "quilt out" bad places...who hasn't done that :-)

If you look at the picture, you can also see my other "tool" that I use to help with "those" places. A can is wonderful!!! (full of course). It puts just enough weight to pull out the wrinkles and allow you to use both hands to "steer".

It is another beautiful day!!! and the Cumberland River has crested!!!! Hopefully Nashville will be back to normal soon!

"Talk" to you later!!!! xoxo


  1. So many quilts look perfect with simple stippling. Adding just the perfect texture it needs. Looks fabulous on the quilt you're doing right now - thank you for sharing!

  2. I agree...the stippling looks great on this quilt!

  3. Very pretty! Your stippling is just amazing! Great work!

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Patricia,

    You are so right about the stippling. I use it a lot to work out the kinks. Thanks for visiting my blog. I made the hats out of a pattern I made out of newspaper. It was a fun challenge.


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